The past six months have been incredibly tough, I’ve spent a lot less time on my work than usual and more time with my family. In August my dad died, he was an amazing illustrator, my biggest inspiration and a really great friend.
Dad was a regular contributor to the New Arcadian Journal since 1986, as well as being a freelance illustrator, and a lecturer in illustration at Bradford college. In the last couple of years he’d been drawing mainly on his iPad and in the months before he died, he was still drawing, as much as he could, often in the middle of the night, he hadn’t lost any of his enthusiasm for his work. He was really excited about his website which my brother has made for him, though there’s still a lot of his work to put online, you can see what we’ve added so far here.